Parental Counsel

1 My son, if you have become 1surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger,

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2 If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth,
3 Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.

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    • b 6:3 - Lit "palm"
      4 Give no 2sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids;

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      5 Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hunter's hand And like a 3bird from the hand of the fowler.

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      6 Go to the 4ant, O 5sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,
      7 Which, having 6no chief, Officer or ruler,

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      8 Prepares her food 7in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest.

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      9 How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?
      10 "8A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest "-

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      11 9Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.

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        • d 6:11 - Lit "one who walks"
        • e 6:11 - Lit "a man with a shield"
          12 A 10worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a 11perverse mouth,

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          13 Who 12winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who points with his fingers;

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            • f 6:13 - Lit "scrapes"
            • g 6:13 - Lit "instructs with"
              14 Who with 13perversity in his heart continually * 14devises evil, Who 15spreads strife.

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              15 Therefore * 16his calamity will come suddenly; 17Instantly he will be broken and there will be 18no healing.

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              16 There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

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                • i 6:16 - Lit "of His soul"
                  18 A heart that devises 22wicked plans, 23Feet that run rapidly to evil,

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                  19 A 24false witness who utters lies, And one who 25spreads strife among brothers.

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                  20 26My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;

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                  21 27Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck.

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                  22 When you 28walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.

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                      23 For 29the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life

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                      24 To 30keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

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                      25 31Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her 32eyelids.

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                      26 For 33on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress * 34hunts for the precious life.

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                      27 Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?

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                        • r 6:27 - Lit "snatch up"
                          28 Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched?
                          29 So is the one who 35goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her 36will not go unpunished.

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                          30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals To 37satisfy himself when he is hungry;

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                            • t 6:30 - Lit "They do not;" or "Do not men...?"
                            • u 6:30 - Lit "his soul"
                              31 But when he is found, he must 38repay sevenfold; He must give all the substance of his house.

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                              32 The one who commits adultery with a woman is 39lacking sense; He who would 40destroy himself does it.

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                              33 Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out.
                              34 For 41jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the 42day of vengeance.

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                              35 He will not accept * any ransom, Nor will he be satisfied though you give many gifts.

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                                • z 6:35 - Lit "lift up the face of any"
                                • { 6:35 - Lit "willing"
                                • | 6:35 - Or "bribes"